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[Guide] Dell XPS 9560 Mojave VirtualSMC, I2C Trackpad, Clover UEFI Hotpatch

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I'm not sure I understand what you saying here.

I thought the problem was bluetooth doesn't work on wake sometimes? Or is it any times?
Take a look at the configuration section here

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@blazinsmokey sorry for the confusion. but the BT dropouts to an "N/A" state cannot be reliably reproduced now, which I have to say is a good sign. Still working on it to find a predictable, reproducible pattern :)
 
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I've just updated to 3.4 and I can already see the power improvements. MUCH better idle frequencies and temps for me. I hate to admit, but I've been favoring my older MacBook Air because of the fans on this monster, but I'll be using it at work today and will report back with my findings. Even typing this now, my CPU is sitting as low as 38C at relative idle, much better than I've ever seen before.

Thanks again for everyone who's contributed, please let me know if I can continue to test/assist!
 
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Ladies and gentlemen, we are fixed up! I think.... :D
After 7 hours of sleep, 1% battery usage. Idle CPU freq hovers much closer to 800Mhz than before. Temps are lower as well. I got as low as 33C which is lowest I ever seen at idle. No more extra power consumption on wake, power usage at idle returns to 9W-11W.

I cleaned up a bunch of stuff that is no longer necessary.
Fixed not going to sleep by removing, deep idle. Better to sleep than deep idle for battery savings. The deepidle SSDT patches were actually created by PikerAlpha to help sleep but here we are.
Fixed higher power consumption after waking from sleep.
CPUFriendDataProvider uses power savings.
Below is a pretty good overview but I may have forgot to mention some changes.

Enjoy! Happy hack! Let me know what I screwed up on, bc I'm sure something doesn't work, lol.
Edit: Folder posted to guide

I've got to say that things are working much better. Wake from sleep is great and idling around 10watts. I put the laptop to sleep for about 4 hours and still had 100% battery. I'm not sure if that's accurate or not, but that's what it said. That's great.

Now if I could just find a compatible wifi card that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I would have a great hackintosh.

Thanks a lot for your hard work on this.
 
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sorry but I need information when on sleep your power Botton flash light on battery mode or ac .
I have no intermittent light and I can't do it.
 
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I've got to say that things are working much better. Wake from sleep is great and idling around 10watts. I put the laptop to sleep for about 4 hours and still had 100% battery. I'm not sure if that's accurate or not, but that's what it said. That's great.

Now if I could just find a compatible wifi card that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I would have a great hackintosh.

Thanks a lot for your hard work on this.

I agonized over this as well but bought the DW1560 from parts people after finding a discount code online. It was still about $50 shipped but I can honestly say it's worth it. I have had 0 issues with wifi (haven't used bluetooth really). I remember when this card was so cheap some years ago but I didn't know so much progress would have been made in making the 9560 such a great hackintosh laptop or I would have bout the wifi card back when it was cheap lol.
 
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I agonized over this as well but bought the DW1560 from parts people after finding a discount code online. It was still about $50 shipped but I can honestly say it's worth it. I have had 0 issues with wifi (haven't used bluetooth really). I remember when this card was so cheap some years ago but I didn't know so much progress would have been made in making the 9560 such a great hackintosh laptop or I would have bout the wifi card back when it was cheap lol.

Yeah, vendors know the value of the DW1560. I got them in a bulk order of 10 from ebay/China since the shipping was so long - but I remember when the card first came out, I bought it for my desktop - and paid $120! But they are really rock solid. I have them in... 12? machines now and have never had an issue.
 
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So I started a config.plist for OC and I looked at yours to see how far you got. Did you just steal this config from some random system? Bc there's no way these device properties make any sense.
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if you use hackintool, that all the pci slots in your xps. That was rookie work, Im making opencore config as i'm learning. Only thing required it audio and graphics in device properties. All of those are not required. Better yet, it's best to disregard that post. You can learn, if your interested from the documents https://github.com/insanelymacdiscord/Getting-Started-With-OpenCore or https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/blob/master/Docs/Configuration.pdf
I'll post a much better version of the 0.0.4 that just got released in a couple days. I have it working, yet need to clean it up.
 
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sorry but I need information when on sleep your power Botton flash light on battery mode or ac .
I have no intermittent light and I can't do it.

If I'm understanding you correctly, no the power button led light does not stay on during sleep. Doesn't matter if it's using battery or ac. Looks like you have a 9343 so I'm sorry but I don't think I can help you.
 
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if you use hackintool, that all the pci slots in your xps. That was rookie work, Im making opencore config as i'm learning. Only thing required it audio and graphics in device properties. All of those are not required. Better yet, it's best to disregard that post. You can learn, if your interested from the documents https://github.com/insanelymacdiscord/Getting-Started-With-OpenCore or https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/blob/master/Docs/Configuration.pdf
I'll post a much better version of the 0.0.4 that just got released in a couple days. I have it working, yet need to clean it up.

Yea I skimmed that PDF when it was like OC 0.0.1 release. The other day I got through to the NVRAM section and then I was having a hard time finding what plist type was needed for certain entries. As I don't want to boot my OS up with wrong SMBIOS credentials as I'm logged into all a iCloud stuff. HW board id and all that stuff. I look forward to seeing your guide on this. Catalina right around the corner it's good someone is looking into this for our system. Ideally a straight conversion which seems doable will suit us all well in the long run. You may want to go through my latest 3.4 Clover folder and update any changes you see.
 
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I did a long sleep test. 27 hours of sleep resulted in battery down 5 percent. I think this is very good.
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